Rodelle Weintraub

Mrs. Rodelle Weintraub

 

Rodelle Selma Horwitz [1] was born April 29, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the elder daughter of Benjamin Raphael and Minerva Wascoff Horwitz. She graduated from The Philadelphia High School for Girls, January 1950, matriculated at West Chester State Teachers College, now West Chester University of Pennsylvania, before transferring to Temple University in Philadelphia. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree in January, 1954. On June 6, 1954 she married Stanley Weintraub with whom she has three children, Mark Bennett 1956, David Andrew 1958, and Erica Beth 1961, and 8 grandchildren.

In September 1954 Weintraub relocated from Philadelphia to State College, Pennsylvania, the location of The Pennsylvania State University. She lived in Centre County until 2003, then moving to Newark, Delaware. In 1955, as its founding mother, she was a member of a committee that established the Bellefonte-State College Jewish Community Center which later became Congregation Brit Shalom. After holding numerous positions with that organization, in 1963 she became President of the unaffiliated synagogue, possibly the first woman in the United States to head a Jewish congregation. She was a member of NOW and the League of Women Voters and ran, unsuccessfully, for election to the State College Borough Council. She was president of the Harris Acres Civic Association and member and chair of the Boalsburg Water Authority. She is a charter member of the National Museum for Women Artists and a founding member of the Jewish History Museum in Philadelphia. She is on the boards of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, the Newark Symphony Orchestra and has been board member and president of the Delaware Chamber Music Festival and the Friends of the Newark Symphony. She is a member of Hadassah and for three years served as editor of the Bulletin of the Wilmington Delaware Chapter of Hadassah of which she is also a board member. She is an officer in the Beech Hill Maintenance Association and editor of its monthly Newsletter.

Weintraub taught Business and Technical Writing at Penn State for 14 years, has been a technical writing consultant to industry, and has been a literary editor. Among the books she “invisibly” edited are Beardsley, which was nominated for a National Book Award, and Victoria, which was in first place on the best seller list in England.

She co-authored with Stanley Weintraub

Lawrence of Arabia: The Literary Impulse, Louisiana State University Press, 1975[2]

Co-edited with Stanley Weintraub
Dear Young Friend The Letters of American Presidents to Children, 2000.[3]

 

Co-edited

Evolution of a Revolt Early Postwar Writings of T. E. Lawrence, Pennsylania State University Press, 1968[4]

“Moby-Dick and Seven Pillars of Wisdom,” with Stanley Weintraub, Studies in American Fiction,[5]

“Chapman’s Homer,” with Stanley Weintraub, The Classical World, September-October 1973[6]

Arms and the Man and John Bull’s Other Island by George Bernard Shaw, Bantam, 1993[7]

Misalliance and Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, Bantam, 1995[8]

 

and edited

Shaw and Woman, The Shaw Review, January 1974[9]

Fabian Feminist Bernard Shaw and Woman, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977[10]

Shaw Abroad, Shaw 5, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1985[11]

Captain Brassbound’s Conversion volume of Bernard Shaw Early texts: play manuscripts in facsimile, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1981[12]

Bernard Shaw “Arms and the Man”, Penguin Classic 2006[13]
She was Assistant Editor of The Shaw Review and has published numerous articles on Shaw including

“Shaw’s Celibate Marriage: Its Impact on His Plays,” Cahiers Victoriens & Edouardiens, October 1979[14]

“The Irish Lady in Shaw’s Plays,” The Shaw Review, May 1980[15]

“‘Only the man . . . draws clear of it’: a new look at Anthony Anderson” The Shaw Review, September 1980[16]

Misalliance as High Comedy,” 1984-85 Humanities Booklet #4[17]

“Johnny’s Dream: MisallianceShaw 7, 1987[18]

“A Parachutist Prototype for Lina,” Shaw 8, 1988[19]

“Getting Married? An Edwardian Dilemma,” The Once and Future Shaw, 1990[20]

“Oh, the Dreaming, the Creaming: Arms and the Man“, Shaw and Other Matters, Associated University Presses 1998[21]

“Votes for Women: Bernard Shaw and the Women’s Suffrage Movement,” Ritual Remembering History, Myth and Poltics in Anglo-Irish Drama, Costerus New Series 99, 1995[22]

“Bernard Shaw’s Fantasy Island: Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles,” The Classical World and the Mediterranean, Universita de Sassari, 1996[23]

“Bernard Shaw’s Henry Higgins: A Classic Aspergen,” English Literature in Translation 1880-1920, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2006[24]

“Don Roberto in Bernard Shaw’s Plays,” SHAW 31, 2011[25]

She has had reviews published in The New Republic and the San Francisco Review of Books and was included in Who’s Who of American Women in 1979/80.

She is a member of the International Shaw Society and former member of the International Association for Anglo-Irish Literature (now the International Association of Irish Literature). Weintraub has participated in conferences and delivered talks not only in the United States, but Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, and South Africa.

References

  1. ^ Information provided by Mrs. Rodelle Weintraub
  2. ^ Lawrence of Arabia: The Literary Impulse, Louisiana State University Press, 1975
  3. ^ Dear Young Friend The Letters of American Presidents to Children, 2000.<
  4. ^ Evolution of a Revolt Early Postwar Writings of T. E. Lawrence, Pennsylania State University Press, 1968
  5. ^ “Moby-Dick and Seven Pillars of Wisdom,” with Stanley Weintraub, Studies in American Fiction
  6. ^ “Chapman’s Homer,” with Stanley Weintraub, The Classical World, September-October 1973
  7. ^ Arms and the Man and John Bull’s Other Island by George Bernard Shaw, Bantam, 1993
  8. ^ Misalliance and Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw, Bantam, 1995
  9. ^ Shaw and Woman, The Shaw Review, January 1974
  10. ^ Fabian Feminist Bernard Shaw and Woman, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977
  11. ^ Shaw Abroad, Shaw 5, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1985
  12. ^ Captain Brassbound’s Conversion volume of Bernard Shaw Early texts: play manuscripts in facsimile, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1981
  13. ^ Bernard Shaw “Arms and the Man”, Penguin Classic 2006
  14. ^ “Shaw’s Celibate Marriage: Its Impact on His Plays,” Cahiers Victoriens & Edouardiens, October 1979
  15. ^ “The Irish Lady in Shaw’s Plays,” The Shaw Review, May 1980
  16. ^ “‘Only the man . . . draws clear of it’: a new look at Anthony Anderson” The Shaw Review, September 1980
  17. ^Misalliance as High Comedy,” 1984-85 Humanities Booklet #4
  18. ^ “Johnny’s Dream: MisallianceShaw 7, 1987
  19. ^ “A Parachutist Prototype for Lina,” Shaw 8, 1988
  20. ^ “Getting Married? An Edwardian Dilemma,” The Once and Future Shaw, 1990
  21. ^ “Oh, the Dreaming, the Creaming: Arms and the Man“, Shaw and Other Matters, Associated University Presses 1998
  22. ^ “Votes for Women: Bernard Shaw and the Women’s Suffrage Movement,” Ritual Remembering History, Myth and Poltics in Anglo-Irish Drama, Costerus New Series 99, 1995
  23. ^ “Bernard Shaw’s Fantasy Island: Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles,” The Classical World and the Mediterranean, Universita de Sassari, 1996
  24. ^ “Bernard Shaw’s Henry Higgins: A Classic Aspergen,” English Literature in Translation 1880-1920, Vol. 49, No. 4, 2006
  25. ^ “Don Roberto in Bernard Shaw’s Plays,” SHAW 31, 2011

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